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North East boxer dies aged 31 following winning bout

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10:27am 26th February 2018

North East boxer Scott Westgarth has died aged 31 - apparently from injuries sustained in a win on Saturday.

The light heavyweight from Newcastle was taken to hospital following a points victory over Dec Spelman in Doncaster - having appeared to be in pain during post-fight interviews.

Spelman from Scunthorpe says he's "heartbroken".

The promoter for the match, Stefy Bull, has tweeted "it's been the hardest few days" he's had to endure - and sent his thoughts to Westgarth's family.

Stefy Bull Twitter link on Scott Westgarth

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